Nexus 6P from Google Store, Project Fi being replaced by Pixel XL


Nexus 6P from Google Store, Project Fi being replaced by Pixel XL
  1. Nexus 6P from Google Store, Project Fi being replaced by Pixel XL
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    What should have been a prime example of Huawei’s capabilities has become an embarrassment and a liability. Though with the relative success of its latest P and Mate phones, Huawei might not be too motivated to address the issues facing owners of its Nexus 6P, much less face class actions related to it. That is probably part of the reason … Continue r…
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What should have been a prime example of Huawei’s capabilities has become an embarrassment and a liability. Though with the relative success of its latest P and Mate phones, Huawei might not be too motivated to address the issues facing owners of its Nexus 6P, much less face class actions related to it. That is probably part of the reason why Google itself has somewhat given up replacing defective Nexus 6P units over and over again and is simply shipping owners with its Pixel XL instead.

While a fine smartphone on paper, and after a brief hands-on, the Nexus 6P doesn’t seem designed to last. It was beset by random battery shutdowns and bootloops, the later of which has become the subject of a class action lawsuit, along with the Nexus 5X and some LG phones. While a workaround is available, most owners preferred to hold companies accountable by sending their devices back for replacements.

Surprisingly, users have started receiving Google Pixel XLs instead of a new Nexus 6P. This could be for a variety of reasons, like shortage of supplies or simply that Google is no longer confident of the quality of the Nexus 6P. Whatever those reasons are, Nexus 6P RMAs have started to come back as new, not even refurbished, Pixel XLs of equivalent or slightly lower storage size.

There are, however, a few caveats to this seemingly generous compensation. It only applies to N…

  1. Nest Hello video doorbell preview: Knock, knock, who's there?

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    09.20 / 19:59 www.pocket-lint.com
    Nest has announced a competitor to the Ring video doorbell in the form of the Nest Hello. The new doorbell, which will be available in 2018 in the US and Canada, is claimed to be the first doorbell able to detect a person and offer facial r…
  2. Ya Doggie smart food scoop tracks when your dog eats

    Slashgear.com - Technology
    09.20 / 19:59 www.slashgear.com
    A startup based in Santa Cruz, California has launched a smart pet food scoop that keeps track when when your dog eats, automatically ordering more food when the existing bag is running low. The scoop is designed to make feeding a dog easier and more organized, in part using LEDs to indicate whether it is time to feed the dog … Continue…
  3. NVIDIA Ansel made these awesome in-game photos possible

    Slashgear.com - Technology
    09.20 / 19:39 www.slashgear.com
    This week we took a look at a bunch of images captured in the wild by gamers, all made possible with NVIDIA Ansel. The NVIDIA Ansel system allows a gamer to stop time by capturing the environment in which they’re playing a game. Through this system’s abilities, users can re-live the moment they were in, and share that moment from … Continue…
  4. Scientists want to sail the seas of Titan

    Cbc.ca - Technology
    09.20 / 19:28 www.cbc.ca
    Saturn's moon Titan has oceans made of methane. What would it be like to explore them, and how would we do it? CBC's Bob McDonald looks into the…
  5. 4 in 10 Canadians think science is a matter of opinion, poll suggests

    Cbc.ca - Technology
    09.20 / 19:28 www.cbc.ca
    Are scientific findings a matter of opinion? Forty-three per cent of Canadians say they agree that they are, accoprding to a new poll whose results are being described as…
  6. Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite esports event Battle for the Stones detailed

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    09.20 / 19:18 www.slashgear.com
    Capcom has announced an escorts tournament for Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite called ‘Battle for the Stones.’ The competition will feature nine qualifiers and seven EVO champions, according to Capcom, to be joined by various tournaments leading up to the ‘Battle for the Stones’ Finals event to be held in Anaheim, California. The contest will feature a total of three online … Continue…
  7. Xbox One X stops by Best Buy for some hands-on time this weekend

    Slashgear.com - Technology
    09.20 / 18:58 www.slashgear.com
    What we’ve seen of the Xbox One X has been fairly impressive so far, but Microsoft still has a tough sell ahead of it. If consumers want Microsoft’s 4K console, they’re going to have to shell out $500, which is no small price to pay. If you think you’d rather try before you buy, then good news, because Best Buy … Continue…
  8. Autonomous Smart Desk 3 has a sideways touchscreen

    Slashgear.com - Technology
    09.20 / 18:58 www.slashgear.com
    The Autonomous Smart Desk 3 has an embedded touchscreen display that’ll tell you when to stand up or sit down. This desk is also a standing desk – as you might have guessed – that’s motorized for ease in rising. It’s the touchscreen, though, that I’ve found strangest – as it’s embedded at an angle, aimed at the user in … Continue…
  9. Meet the newly discovered hermit crab that carries coral around

    Cbc.ca - Technology
    09.20 / 18:23 www.cbc.ca
    Scientists have discovered a new species of hermit crab off the coast of Japan that roams the ocean floor with coral on its…
  10. PointClickCare aims to digitally transform the senior care sector

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    The senior care sector may not be known as an early adopter of the latest technologies, but with Canadians over the age of 65 outnumbering children under 15 for the first time in history, the industry will need to become more innovative if it hopes to keep up with an aging population. PointClickCare is…
  11. Nest Secure hands-on plus Nest Hello, Cam IQ Outdoor

    Slashgear.com - Technology
    09.20 / 18:15 www.slashgear.com
    Nest has done a solid job of filling in gaps in the company’s connected home and security line-up today, unveiling Nest Secure, the Nest Hello doorbell, and Nest Cam IQ Outdoor. Joining the Alphabet company’s existing smart thermostats, cameras, and smoke detectors, the new models are just as ambitious with their promises as their predecessors have been. Namely, delivering home … Continue…
  12. PSA: Bluetooth and Wi-FI Settings in Control Center Aren’t What They Seem

    Macobserver.com - Technology
    09.20 / 18:10 www.macobserver.com
    Believe me, I’m just as surprised as you’re going to be at this change in how the controls affect your…
  13. PointClickCare aims to digitally transform the senior care sector

    Itbusiness.ca - Technology
    09.20 / 17:55 www.itbusiness.ca
    The senior care sector may not be known as an early adopter of the latest technologies, but with Canadians over the age of 65 outnumbering children under 15 for the first time in history, the industry will need to become more innovative if it hopes to keep up with an aging population. PointClickCare is…
  14. Minecraft’s biggest update ever (happens today)

    Slashgear.com - Technology
    09.20 / 17:52 www.slashgear.com
    Today is the biggest day in Minecraft history – if you don’t count that one time the game went mobile. This is the first day when cross-platform play is live for all major Minecraft platforms. That means that Minecraft on Xbox One, Minecraft Mobile, Minecraft VR, and Minecraft for Windows 10 are all in the same universe. As Microsoft said … Continue…
  15. Galaxy Note 8 is already breaking Samsung sales records

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    09.20 / 17:52 www.slashgear.com
    It would seem that Samsung has a hit on its hands in the Galaxy Note 8. Pre-order numbers all around the world were very encouraging, and today, Samsung revealed that the Galaxy Note 8 broke sales records when it went on sale in the UK and Ireland last weekend. Though we don’t have specific sales numbers, Samsung does claim that … Continue…
  16. Google might be closing purchase of HTC assets to boost hardware efforts

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    09.20 / 17:52 canadianreviewer.com
    Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg Looks like Google might be thinking about getting back in the hardware business. This time, it’s being reported that Google is closing a deal with HTC to acquire the Taiwanese company’s hardware engineering assets, focusing on mobile. HTC is reportedly holding a town hall meeting on Thursday and if there’s truth to that, they might be discussing this deal. Not much is known at this point about which parts…
  17. The Good and Bad in iOS 11 and watchOS 4 – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-20

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    09.20 / 17:47 www.macobserver.com
    Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what they like in iOS 11 and watchOS 4 along with what they don’t, and Kelly asks for some iPhone 8 buyer’s…
  18. LTE Apple Watch Has Problems, And We’re Just Finding Out

    Macobserver.com - Technology
    09.20 / 17:47 www.macobserver.com
    Other things to keep in mind: the LTE Apple Watch won’t work with prepaid phone plans, and streaming Apple Music on the watch won’t be available until next…
  19. HTC suspends trading of its shares, seen as a prelude to its acquisition by Google

    Inferse.com - Technology
    09.20 / 17:43 www.inferse.com
    Rumors of Google acquiring HTC seems headed for a logical conclusion with a decision on this expected soon now that HTC has halted trading of its shares.Google’s rumored acquisition of HTC could be true after all. At least, that is how things seem to be shaping out. The latest event that is being seen as…
  20. Scientists edit embryos' genes to study early human development

    Cbc.ca - Technology
    09.20 / 17:39 www.cbc.ca
    British scientists have used a genome editing tool to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the technique's ability to decipher key gene functions in early human…